Different Drummer Secondary Resources

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Different Drummer Secondary Resources
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"Perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away."
 
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
If you are an English or Social Studies teacher and are looking for a way to introduce the story of the Salem Witch Trials and check off some of those pesky Informational Text Common Core Standards at the same time, then this is for you! This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.9...
$4.00
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4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
I came up with this activity after a couple of years just talking about the Salem Witch Trials and the feelings of the women and man who were accused and put to death. This actually takes them through the process from the beginning of the accusation
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$7.00
82 ratings
3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
These worksheets are intended to show students how to correctly construct a thesis statement, change first and second person pronouns into third person, answer questions and prompts in the thesis format, and identify a correct thesis. There are
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
68 ratings
4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This 55 page packet is a comprehensive guide through the book by Tim O'Brien. It covers text analysis, individual assessment, comprehension questions, vocabulary, writing assignments, and historical applications. It is interesting and dynamic. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$12.00
50 ratings
4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
Help your students learn how to put together a murder mystery short story using the examples, tone, and phrases of Edgar Allan Poe! Students can use this "how-to" guide to help them develop all the elements of a short story that is also a murder
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
71 ratings
4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
Create Your Own Poe-Esque Poem! In this fun and dynamic activity, students will be able to create a poem that has Poe's classic tone and atmosphere. This resembles a magnetic poetry set with specific words in boxes that the students put down in the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.75
52 ratings
3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
In this activity, students search for three different Native American creation myths from different regions around the United States, read them, and fill out a Compare/Contrast graph. They identify the Setting, Purpose, Characters, Conflict, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.6, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.9, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5...
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3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This unit is a 53 page comprehensive unit for Elephant Run by Roland Smith. It has comprehension questions for each chapter as well as exercises for theme, characterization, setting, conflict, figurative language and cause and effect. In addition
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Guided Reading Books
$6.00
35 ratings
3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This is a comprehensive literature guide with anticipation guides, writing assignments, activities, and lecture notes. Students are challenged with higher thinking, analytical questions about themes, characters, plot, literary devices, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3...
$12.00
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4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This worksheet can be used with any novel or piece of literature that is a progressive story with complex characters and themes. The purpose of this worksheet is to help students look beyond the superficial concepts and delve deeper into the meaning
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This novel, by Ken Kesey, is an excellent novel to ready with higher level high school students and college students. It is extremely interesting and provides a lot of content to analyze and discuss. Within this literature guide are deep and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5...
$10.00
21 ratings
3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
An in-depth look into Lewis Carroll's classic story of Alice in Wonderland. Students will be challenged with higher level comprehension questions that ask about theme, literary devices, Carroll's writing techniques, satirical elements, and character
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.50
37 ratings
3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This is a final project for Farewell to Manzanar. Students are asked to create a magazine, newspaper, or brochure based on the book in four different sections. There are specific instructions about what to include and the formatting but students
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
$1.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
If you have students who are visual or kinesthetic learners, they probably have a difficult time understanding some of the complexities of plot elements and connecting the terms with examples. This unit is designed to aid these types of learners and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.5.7, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.5.3, W.4.2...
$4.00
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4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This comprehensive unit consists of comprehension questions for each chapter in Al Capone Does My Shirts as well as comprehension quizzes and activities for the students to complete. There are some rubrics included for the activities but not for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment, Novel Study
$10.00
30 ratings
3.8
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This contains 6 different files that help students explore the emotional, mental, academic, physical, and geographical limitations or expectations that comes with finding the right college or university. Students are asked questions about their
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Projects, Activities, Mini-Course
$5.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This literature guide for Beowulf is for the Burton Raffel translation. This is important because there are different words and lines that are in this translation as well as a significant amount of framework story that is not in this translation.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4...
$7.00
19 ratings
3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This file includes the following documents: #1- Explanation of what a Research Paper is about: 8 page paper that is based on the answer to a question. The students are required to read through the directions, then read through 50 dynamic,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Projects
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.4...
$7.50
22 ratings
3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
This PowerPoint details the Transcendentalist movement in America. It reviews the origins, main concepts and ideas, quotes from Emerson and Thoreau and details the lasting effects that Transcendentalism had on the American outlook on life. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By Different Drummer Secondary Resources
Searching the internet doesn’t come naturally yet this skill is becoming more and more important to education and students of all ages. With this worksheet, students are provided with a question that requires them to find the correct combination
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Internet Activities
$5.00
31 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am the Director of the English department and have been teaching 9th-12th grades English Language Arts in a Tier 1 Special Education school in La Canada, California for the past six years. My students need differentiated curriculum and a different style of teaching to better accommodate their learning disabilities and social-emotional needs. I hold two Single Subject Credentials from the State of California in Social Studies and English and oversee curriculum development and alignment with the Common Core Standards for the English department.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to incorporate the historical significance into the pre-learning activities of any novel or story I teach. I also include writing assignments and analysis into my comprehension and discussion questions. My literature guides are presented in a way that holds student's attention while requiring them to read and comprehend the deeper meaning of the text and connect the themes and author's purpose to their own experiences and prior knowledge. I take the general topics and break it down until their understand WHAT is being said, HOW it is being said, and WHY it is being said.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have completed a B.A. in History with two Minors in English and Anthropology at the University of San Diego, then completed my Masters of Secondary Education at the University of Phoenix. I hold clear credentials in English and History from the state of California.

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http://differentdrummersecondaryenglish.blogspot.com/ A big thank you to Christine O'Brien of the kikkoman store for designing my logo! Please visit her store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Christine-Obrien

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